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Sierra Pacific Orthopedics' doctors are often featured in news media as leading orthopedic surgeons and specialists in providing high quality care in virtually all areas of the body. Bookmark this page and check back often to see the latest news and events stories on Sierra Pacific Orthopedics, its expert team of orthopedic surgeons and specialists, and its line of orthopedic centers and services.

Avoid Shoulder Injuries This Season

The shoulder is composed of the shoulder blade (scapula), collarbone (clavicle), and upper arm bone (humerus). With two joints (the glenohumeral and the acromioclavicular), the shoulder is widely considered to be the most unstable joint. It can move in multiple directions and allow you to apply force or pressure, allowing for greater movement, but simultaneously making it more susceptible to injury than any other joint in the human body.

Treatment Options for Meniscus Tears

In young athletes, most injuries to the meniscus are a result of trauma. The menisci are vulnerable to injuries in which there is both compression and twisting across the knee. Meniscus tears are common in contact sports, like football, as well as in skiing and volleyball. It is also common for the meniscus to be injured in conjunction with other knee injuries, including tears of the ACL.

Don’t Let Ankle Sprains Keep You On the Sidelines

An ankle sprain is caused by the stretching or tearing of the ligaments that connect the bones in the foot, ankle, and lower leg. It is a common injury among athletes, particularly in football, basketball, and soccer, as these sports require constant cutting and pivoting.

Ankle sprains can be common, but are avoidable with the proper precautions. Recognizing the symptoms and taking preventative measures will help keep you healthy and enjoying your favorite physical activity.

Treating Shoulder Instability

The shoulder is composed of the shoulder blade (scapula), collarbone (clavicle), and upper arm bone (humerus). With two joints, the glenohumeral and acromioclavicular, the shoulder is widely considered to be the least stable joint in the human body.

The shoulder can move in multiple directions, allowing you to apply force or pressure to it. This is why the shoulder is more prone to injury than any other joint in the human body.

Are You at Risk for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Injuries, genetics, and repetitive use of our hands can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful condition of the hand and fingers caused by compression of the median nerve. This can cause pain and irritation and hinder a person’s ability to function at work and home. So, what are the warning signs of carpal tunnel syndrome?

The most common warning signs are pain, tingling, and numbness in the fingers (all but the pinky). Other symptoms may include:

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